eChimes for Tuesday, June 27 - Monday, July 3, 2017

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Sayville Congregational United Church of Christ
131 Middle Road, Sayville, NY 11782-3158
631-589-1519; www.sayvilleucc.org
Ray Bagnuolo, Pastor; 631-827-8611; ray@sayvilleucc.org 

Email Heather Corcoran, Editor

Office Hours thru Thursday, September 10
Monday - Thursday for 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Our Church Office Will Be Closed On:
Tuesday, July 4th & The Week of August 19 - 25th

Call Ray for emergencies or outside office hours at 631-827-8611

Bible Talk on Mondays and Tuesdays - All are welcome!
Monday, July 3rd - Bible Talk a 11:45 AM in the Vestry
We will not meet on Tuesday, July 4th.

July Elders & Trustees Meetings
  Monday, July 10 at 7:00 PM - Elders Meeting
  Monday, July 17 at 7:00 PM - Trustees Meeting
  Monday, July   24 at 7:00 PM - Full Board Meeting
From Ray

Dear Friends,

The picture at the top of this eChimes was taken this morning, Tuesday, at Cross Lake, Maine, which is very near the Canadian border, about 700 miles to our north. In fact, driving there on Sunday and Monday, I took the Trans Canada Highway from East to West, dropping back into Maine near Fort Kent. As I reentered the USA from Canada, I was told that my car would need to be "cleared" by customs. It only took about fifteen minutes and I was on my way. At one point during the process, I was asked "If I was Wanted anywhere?" That question took me so by surprise that I started to laugh. Fortunately, the customs agent had a sense of humor and all ended well. 

I thought about that question as I drove home: "Are you Wanted anywhere?" And I wondered how many people have the sense that they are not wanted, at all? What a difference it makes in our lives to be welcomed and genuinely "included." The affirmation of being loved and needed by others, whether as part of a family, congregation or a community satisfies this basic human desire. It is what continues to bring folks into the life of this congregation, the simple fact that whoever you are and wherever you are on your life's journey - you are welcome and wanted here. No kidding! 

Many thanks to those who put together our congregational luncheon on Sunday! (The committee is listed below!) It was another wonderful gathering with a tasty meal, desserts and fun time had by all! What a great way to welcome visitors and friends who joined us for worship - another example of how we let others know: "We want you!" here. :)

I look forward to seeing all who are able to join us on Wednesday, June 28th for our "World Refugee Day Pot-luck Dinner" and sharing time and hospitality with our guests from Pakistan. Much appreciation to all those who planned and organized this third gathering in our work to come to understand the plight of those who are refugees in America and ways in which we can be of help. Details are directly below this note.

This Sunday, July 2nd, will be Communion Sunday and the choir and accompaniment will be in the house! Hope you can join us!

Love,
Ray
631-827-8611
Refugee Action Committee Invites You to a Pot Luck Dinner
Wednesday, June 28


You are invited to a pot-luck supper on June 28, 2017 at 6pm in the church vestry, to dine with the Pakistani refugee family that we have learned so much about in our previous forums.

Members of the family:  Eshan(Dad), Saima(Mom) and their children, Emon(12), Emtanban(9) and Areba(7) will be joining us, adding their ethnic dish to those we hope you will bring, making it a gathering of hearts and foods across cultural tables! 

The Committee asks that you bring a dish of significance for your family and be willng to share a story about it.

We look forward to breaking bread with you.  If you have any questions, just call Connie at 631-766-4724.

Prayer Requests... Let us pray...

  • Prayers of healing and recovery for Beatrice Buxton's friend, Linda, who is facing lung cancer with so much courage.
  • Prayers for Javier and his family.
  • I pray for the safe return on our troops serving in Southwest Asia. ~ Ron Bergmann
  • In memory of Wilbur Hicks and Gilbert Tisman
  • Prayers for Julia who is awaiting a liver transplant.
  • Thank you for many travel mercies. ~ Beatrice Buxton
  • Prayers for Susan Ryan's sister-in-law, Celia Muller, receiving chemotherapy for several cancer outbreaks.
  • Prayers for the family of Jason Cooper, killed in an accident recently.  For his wife and 3 children and most especially for his mom who has now lost a husband, 2 sons and a grandson.
  • I pray for the safety of those in uniform serving in Southwest Asia. ~ Ron Bergmann
  • Prayers for continued healing for Mike Fallacara, Karl Hasselriis, and Kari Kaczmarek
  • Prayers for Diane Nowicki and her family in the loss of her brother
  • Prayers for Sean Cameron and his family in the loss of his grandfather
  • Prayers for the family of Norman Dietz, who recently passed and is a friend and neighbor of Linda and Walter David
  • Prayers for the safe return on our troops serving in Southwest Asia ~ Ron Bergmann.
  • Prayers for our grandchildren: Ryan, Breann, Vern, Megan and Sage
  • Prayers for all who have lost loved ones through war.
  • Prayers for peace in the world, all the world.
  • Prayers of healing for Helen Maloney who continues her recovery, now at home.
  • Please pray for Karen Maust's sister, Marilyn, as she continues treatment for lung cancer.
  • Prayers for all immigrants facing deportation.
  • Prayers for displaced children in the world.
  • Prayers for the United States of America and the path before us. 


Thank you to Lorraine Severin, Roberta Smith, Pat Mahar, Elise Cesare,
Kari Kaczmarek, Gail Heyse and Gail Kieser for hosting the  Congregational Luncheon. Delicious food and wonderful company!!


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Exciting Summer Program!
One Community: Many Voices
A Musical Workshop on Diviersity

See more below....

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Justice Chimes Announcements

Refugee Action Committee Invites You to a Pot Luck Dinner
Wednesday, June 28


You are invited to a pot-luck supper on June 28, 2017 at 6pm in the church vestry, to dine with the Pakistani refugee family that we have learned so much about in our previous forums.

Members of the family:  Eshan(Dad), Saima(Mom) and their children, Emon(12), Emtanban(9) and Areba(7) will be joining us, adding their ethnic dish to those we hope you will bring, making it a gathering of hearts and foods across cultural tables! 

The Committee asks that you bring a dish of significance for your family and be willng to share a story about it.

We look forward to breaking bread with you.  If you have any questions, just call Connie at 631-766-4724.

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Ready to Resist Videos from www.moveon.org can be viewed on demand here.
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Accompaniment Ministry Opportunities
Members and friends of our congregation continue to accompany individuals appearing before immigration courts, both on Long Island and in New York City. Accompaniment is a powerful way to witness – just by your presence – that folks facing immigration hearings have community among us. If you would like to learn more about accompaniment or be placed on the email list to learn of upcoming accompaniment opportunities, please contact 
​Ray at 631-827-8611 or 
ray@sayvilleucc.org


 
Calendars
Upcoming Calendar Dates

​Tuesday        June 27        7:00 PM      Bible Talk in Vestry

Wednesday   June 28        7:00 PM      Refugee Action Committee Pot Luck Dinner

Thursday      June 29       10:00 AM      Prayer Shawl Ministry in the Vestry
Thursday      June 29       12:15 PM      Senior Exercise in Vestry

Monday         July 3          11:45 AM     Bible Talk in Vestry

Tuesday        July 4           Office Closed for Holiday

Thursday      July 6          10:00 AM       Prayer Shawl Ministry in the Vestry
Thursday      July 6          12:15 PM       Senior Exercise in Vestry

Monday        July 10          7:00 PM       Elders Meeting


Note: Choir Practice will resume in September as the Choir takes a summer haitus!

Monday - Thursday       
5:30 PM      Sharing a Meal (Formerly Having Friends INN)

Weekly Support Meetings:
Mondays         7:30 PM      Courage to Change (NA), Fellowship Hall
Wednesdays   7:30 PM      SCA Meeting, Fellowship Hall
Thursdays       6:45 PM      Nar-Anon Recovery Group, Fellowship Hall
Saturdays       11:00 AM     Serenity in Sayville (NA), Fellowship Hall

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Sunday, July 2nd Stewards

Liturgist  Karen Maust

Music Director  Sean Cameron

Greeters & Ushers  Sue Lanchantin and Roberta Smith

Communion Set-up  Connie and Roger Kauffman

Projectionist  Vacant

Projection Slides   Kimberley Reiser

Building Close    Karen Maust


Help Wanted
Sunday Stewards Needed!
Check the Sign-up Sheets in The Vestry Hallway!
Many hands make light work!



 

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There’s still time to share your photos!
The news is all good: we have received several framed photos
for our summer members’ art display. The other good news is
that we have extended the deadline until next week, July 2nd!!
So bring your masterpiece to church next Sunday, or call
Connie to arrange another option. 631-567-9411/631-766-4724.
Please label the back of your work, and fill out the purple form,
for tracking. Thanks!



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SAVE THE DATE!!
Annual Bake Sale
at the Sayville Ferry Dock
Friday, July 14th

We need bakers, folks to price & wrap, and sales people at the dock.

Please see Sue Lanchantin to sign up for one or more activities!


Many Thanks

We are so grateful to all of the generous contributions from every member of our church family!
Your generosity allows us to accomplish what we strive to do for each other and our community!!

With Summer upon us and so many enjoying time away, please take this gentle reminder to keep your pledges current.

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Stop & Shop Cards are available at coffee hour each week.
They make great gifts and are great way to purchase your groceries
while supporting Sayville Congregational United Church of Christ.

June 13, 2017
Sayville Congregational United Church of Christ

49 Acts of Love & Kindness    Courtesy of OneOrlandoAlliance.org
  1. ​Visit an elder and ask them to tell you about the world when they were growing up or when they first got married or their first job.
  2. Get school supplies for needy children
  3. Help prepare school backpacks for kids in need
  4. Offer to serve a meal at a homeless shelter
  5. Introduce yourself to a neighbor you don’t know
  6. Volunteer with Meals on Wheels or similar and take food and company to a housebound senior
  7. Volunteer at an animal shelter and give a stray some TLC
  8. Offer to babysit a small child so parents can have some quiet time
  9. Prepare a meal for someone undergoing debilitating medical treatment
  10. Smile at least 49 times today
  11. Hold a door for someone
  12. Let someone cut in front of you during rush hour traffic
  13. Teach a senior how to text, Skype, Facebook or Whatsapp so they can stay connected
  14. Look at someone you normally disapprove of and try to look at the world from their eyes
  15. If you see someone who is very different from you, look at all the ways you are the same
  16. Try to love and respect someone for who they are, NOT what they look like
  17. Have a simple meal at home instead of going out and donate the savings to a food kitchen
  18. Compliment someone you don’t know
  19. Offer to help an elderly neighbor with their yard work
  20. Read a child a story
  21. Be patient with someone who doesn’t speak English
  22. Pick up something someone dropped
  23. At the airport help someone with their luggage
  24. On a plane, help someone put in or take out their bags from the overhead compartment
  25. Say something nice to someone you don’t like at work
  26. Strike up a conversation with someone you would never normally talk to
  27. Offer to go with an elder to a doctor’s appointment
  28. Offer to pick up a prescription for an ill or elderly person
  29. Offer to sit with an elder so that their caregiver can have some respite
  30. Stay with a young child so that their mother can go to the grocery store
  31. Pick up a neighbor’s mail while they are out of town
  32. Tell a police officer or a firefighter that you appreciate what they do to keep us safe
  33. Tell a teacher they are a hero
  34. Donate food to a homeless shelter
  35. Mentor a child – especially a child with extra challenges
  36. Volunteer at organizations that help homeless teens
  37. Help a non-English speaker as they learn our language by offering to help them read a book or understand a TV show
  38. Try food from a country you didn’t know and learn something about it
  39. Pray for peace and tolerance
  40. Learn the proper way to store a gun and how to keep it away from children
  41. Become active in a cause that is important to you
  42. Hug someone you haven’t hugged in a long time
  43. Adopt a pet
  44. Considering being a foster parent
  45. Share your talents by performing for free in a public place
  46. Teach someone to make music
  47. Teach someone how to paint
  48. Teach someone to read
  49. Try to love more every day


Weekly Events:
Check calendar above for any weekly changes.

 
Bible Talks! in the Vestry - Mondays at 11:45 AM & Tuesdays at 7:00 PM
Please join us! Visit our website at www.sayvilleucc.org for upcoming readings.

Bible Talk & Study Mondays at 11:45 AM and Tuesdays at 7:00 PM
We begin a summer look at Genesis!
 
Sharing a Meal (Formerly Having Friends In
 in Fellowship Hall - Mondays through Thursdays at 5:30 PM
 
NA Meetings in Fellowship Hall – Mon at 7:30 PM; Sat. at 11:00 AM
SCA Meetings in Fellowship Hall – Wed. at 7:30 PM
Naranon Meetings in Fellowship Hall – Thurs. at 6:45 PM
 
Prayer Shawl Ministry in the Vestry - Thursdays at 10:00 AM
 
Senior Exercise in the Vestry - Tuesdays at 9:00 AM & Thursdays at 12:15 PM


Note: Choir Practice will resume in September as the Choir takes a summer haitus!

Giving:
United Church of Christ congregations pays its own bills, hires its own staff, and maintains its own facilities from the voluntary gifts of members and friends. Donations are accepted in the basket on Sundays, as well as through our online giving program or through direct payments. Please call Heather in the office to answer any questions you may have about how we can best to accommodate your gifts.  And, please consider buying Stop & Shop Gift Cards to support the church. Available at coffee hour each week, a portion of their cost goes to Sayville Congregational United Church of Christ.

Newsletters:
Are you receiving our weekly newsletters:  eChimes and Justice Chimes Newsletters? Let us know: ray@sayvilleucc.org. Visit our website for more information. at www.sayvilleucc.org. Do you need these in print? 

Please let us know if anything is incorrect or needs to be edited. Thanks!

Sayville Congregational United Church of Christ
131 Middle Road, Sayville, NY 11782-3101
631-589-1519; churchadmin@sayvilleucc.org
 www.sayvilleucc.org; www.facebook.com/sayvilleucc
         Heather Corcoran, Church Administrator; eChimes Editor
Ray Bagnuolo, Pastor, 631-827-8611; ray@sayvilleucc.org